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    Voter Registration Increases In California

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    Millions of Californians are registered to vote in next week’s election, and an increasing number of them are registering without a party preference.

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    California Releases Comprehensive Water Plan

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    The California Department of Water Resources has released its plan for how to manage water for the next 40 years. It will require investing billions of dollars over the next decade.

  • Water Use Drops In Sacramento Region in September

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Overall water use decreased again in September compared to last year in the Sacramento region. Water providers are also pumping less groundwater, despite a heavier reliance on it in the drought.

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    Brown's Barnstorming Tour Continues

    Thursday, October 30, 2014

    Governor Jerry Brown is continuing his barnstorming tour of California. He’s campaigning not for his own re-election on Tuesday but for two statewide ballot measures.

2 Shot During Giants' World Series Celebrations
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

(AP) -- Stabbing, shootings reported amidst San Francisco Giants celebrations.


Meteorologists: Trick-Or-Treaters Should Expect Wet Weather On Halloween
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Rain in the valley and snow in the Sierra are in the forecast -- just in time for Halloween.


Experienced Politicians Battling For Third Congressional District Seat
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Two long-time politicians are squaring off in the race to represent the sprawling Third Congressional District.


California Hospitals Rank Highly In Patient Safety, But Patients Should ‘Protect’ Themselves
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

California ranks high in hospital safety, according to national survey.


Opposition to Health Care Measures Outspend Any Other State Propositions
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Opponents of two medical-related ballot measures have have spent more than $55 million.


Things To Do In Sacramento For Halloween: Pumpkin Patches, Haunted Houses, Events
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

While Halloween revelers may have to watch for rain Friday, there are plenty of other indoor events and activities planned in Sacramento for the weekend. Take a look at our list and map of places to go and see through the Halloween weekend.


Clinton Draws Thousands To GOTV Rally
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

With less than a week to go until Election Day, the parties are gearing up their get-out-the-vote operations.


Brown Promises 'Prudent' Next Four Years
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown had a lot to say when asked why he hasn't put forth much of an agenda for a potential fourth term at a Modesto campaign stop Wednesday.


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Election Night Eating: A Tasting Menu For What's At Stake

NPR's politics team is hosting an election night party Tuesday. But you can't have a party without good grub. So we've put together a menu inspired by the politics in play.


Tech Week: Tim Cook's Reveal, Net Neutrality And Big Data Dishes

Tim Cook publicly acknowledged that he's gay, the head of the Federal Communications Commission may have another net neutrality plan and IBM's supercomputer is helping chefs create new dishes.


Ebola Design Challenge Says Yes To The Wedding Dress Designer

There were engineers. And virologists. And one wedding dress designer. Together, they're trying to devise a better design for protective gear worn by health workers in the Ebola ward.


Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.


With Style And Silo, 'Modern Farmer' Melds Agrarian With Urban Hip

Modern Farmer is less than two years old but it's already won a National Magazine Award. "We're making fun of ourselves, in a way, because we don't know anything about farming," says the editor.


U.S. Marine In Mexican Jail Is Now Free, Mexican Judge Orders

Andrew Tahmooressi said he made a wrong turn and ended up across the border in Mexico with his legally registered guns, which were illegal in Mexico. He has been in a Mexican jail for seven months.


On Eve Of Promotion, NYPD's Top Uniformed Official Resigns

Philip Banks III was set to become Commissioner William Bratton's deputy. The reasons for his abrupt resignation are not clear.


A 19th Century Novel Explains Quantitative Easing

This week, the Federal Reserve ended the quantitative easing program. Author John Lanchester says Anthony Trollope's 19th century novel The Way We Live Now clarifies the current financial situation.


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Farmers and homeowners in the Central Valley have been running out of water. CapRadio found out just how much they're drilling through the drought. Take a look at our county-by-county breakdown.

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  • State Of Drought

    Reservoir levels are at historic lows, municipalities are ordering mandatory conservation and farmers are bracing for water shortages. CapRadio has coverage on how Californians are being impacted by the drought.

  • Wildfires

    Capital Public Radio provides the latest information and updates on wildfires hitting the state.

  • California Budget 2014-2015

    Complete coverage of California's budgeting process for the year 2014-2015 -- from Gov. Jerry Brown's initial and revised proposals, to expert analysis and lawmaker reactions, to debate, revisions and eventual passage.

  • Election 2014

    Capital Public Radio has comprehensive coverage of the June 3rd primary election and November general election. This is your resource for stories, information and results on races and measures affecting our region.

  • Suddenly Sochi

    Beth Ruyak's family gave her a unique birthday present this year - a surprise trip to the Winter Olympics in Sochi! Beth has traveled to 5 Olympic Games as a reporter. This time she's a spectator... and she's sharing her unexpected trip with us!

  • A Journey Back to Cuba

    Monday, February 3, 2014

    CapRadio took 65 listeners to Cuba through a U.S. sanctioned "people-to-people" tour. Pauline Bartolone hosted one of the trips, largely leaving her reporter’s hat at home. Here she shares her experiences, with a focus on health care.

  • New California Laws 2014

    On Jan.1, 2014, new laws take effect -- impacting labor, economy, the environment and other aspects of society. We've collected stories about new legislation; where it comes from and how it impacts Californians.

  • California's Delta: Inside and Out

    A 5-part series from environment reporter Amy Quinton examining the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta inside and out, from its habitat and residents to its crucial role as the state's major supplier of water.

  • Kings Coverage: Here We Play

    Continuing coverage of the Sacramento Kings' new season after the city came close to losing the NBA franchise. The new season - and a new era for the Kings - started Oct. 30.

  • Special Section: Health Care in Transition

    Open enrollment for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act runs Oct. 1, 2013 through Mar. 31, 2014. Learn more about the plans being offered in California and Nevada and follow the latest national, state and local health care stories here.

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